How to travel from Hanoi to Phu Tho

Phu Tho is a province to the Northwest of Vietnam. The capital city of Phu Tho is Viet Tri City, 70km northwest of Hanoi.

Phu Tho was where the Vietnamese forefathers set up a kingdom which is Vietnam today. There is a temple dedicated to Hung Kings which is a pilgrimage point for several Vietnamese. Besides, there are Xuan Son National Park and sites of former battlefields for you to visit. Below is a list of means of transport between Hanoi and Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province.

By private car: There are 2 routes to Phu Tho from Hanoi by road: either via Route 32 or via Route 2, both of which are of the same distance and in good conditions. The total one-way trip should be around less than 2 hours.

By local bus: There are several local buses from Hanoi to Phu Tho (Viet Tri City and other districts in the province) from the bus station of My Dinh. The ticket cost is 50.000VND-120.000VND/one-way ticket. All buses have air-conditioning nowadays. A bus trip should take about 1 hour 40 minutes to get to Viet Tri from Hanoi.

By motorbike: Traveling to Viet Tri and Phu Tho by motorbike from Hanoi is a fun experience. The roads are good nowadays but the traffic can be quite busy in the city if you take Route 32 which may take over 1 hour just to come out of the city. Via route 2 it should take 2 hours to get to Viet Tri.

By bicycle: Traveling from Hanoi to Viet Tri by bicycle takes a full day. While it is possible to take either Route 32 or Route 2, it is better to take the latter as traffic is easier. The road is in good conditions and quite flat all the way.

By train: There are several trains between Hanoi and Lao Cai which stop at Viet Tri. But the trains are normally in the night time and it may not be too convenient for foreigners in Vietnam.